Carlos Beltran injures his elbow taking practice swings

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Carlos Beltran let last night’s game against the Mets after hyperextending his right elbow working in the indoor batting cage between his at-bats. He had an MRI last night to check on it. No results yet.

He was 0-for-3 before exiting and he’s hitting .234 on the season. Meanwhile Ichiro, Teixeira and Sabathia are injured too.

What a drag it is getting old.

Report: Braves to promote Ronald Acuña

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MLB.com’s Mark Bowman confirms a report from Daniel Álvarez Montes of EVTV Miami that the Braves are calling up outfield prospect Ronald Acuña from Triple-A Gwinnett.

The move is obviously much anticipated and expected, as Acuña is considered the top prospect in baseball among those who hadn’t been called up to the majors yet. Acuña has had a slow start with Gwinnett, as he’s batting only .215/.301/.277 in 73 plate appearances. However, he has turned things around somewhat in recent days, batting .379 with a double and a homer since April 17.

Acuña should be in Wednesday’s starting lineup against the Reds and he should be a lineup regular going forward. The expectations are high for Acuña, who signed with the Braves as an international free agent in July 2014.